What do the symbols on a deck of cards mean?

What do the symbols on a deck of cards mean?

The four suits in playing cards, clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades, collectively represent the four elements (wind, fire, water, and earth), the seasons, and cardinal directions. They represent the struggle of opposing forces for victory in life. The thirteen cards in each suit represent the thirteen lunar months.

What are the 4 symbols on cards?

Today's 52-card deck preserves the four original French suits of centuries ago: clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥), and spades (♠). These graphic symbols, or “pips,” bear little resemblance to the items they represent, but they were much easier to copy than more lavish motifs.

What each playing card means?

The deck is divided into four suits: the Spades, the Diamonds, the Clubs, and Hearts. Each Card has a different meaning in ARCANA ARCANORUM. The Ace of a suit has the meaning of that suit — for instance, the Ace of Diamonds means materiality.

Which symbol is highest in cards?

When suit ranking is applied, the two most common conventions are: Alphabetical order: clubs (lowest), followed by diamonds, hearts, and spades (highest). This ranking is used in the game of bridge. Alternating colors: diamonds (lowest), followed by clubs, hearts, and spades (highest).

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